Michel Kazatchkine: “Drug Control: Time to Right the Wrong Policies”

Read original article in Civil.ge The Parliament of Georgia is currently engaged in a promising debate to reform its drug laws, possibly by ending the criminalization of drug use and possession, and seeking alternatives for low-level actors in the drug trade. This would go a long way to enacting an effective drug

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Commissioner Solana: All drug policy roads lead to Vienna in 2019

Read original article in Der Standard Austria has always had a unique role in international drug policy, being the host and the defender of the multilateral organizations that define drug control measures. This role is further enhanced as the country assumes the EU Council Presidency for the next six months, and

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Commissioners Dreifuss and Ramos-Horta: “Anti-drug drive” threatens development

Read original article in The Daily Star One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh faces formidable challenges to eradicate poverty and provide sustainable development to its communities. Yet the country has been successful in the past decade in rising to these challenges. According to the World Bank,

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Ruth Dreifuss in dem Zeit: “Stürzte täglich eine Boeing ab, würden wir doch auch etwas ändern”

Lesen Sie den Originalartikel Jeden Tag 170 Opioid-Tote, ein vollbesetztes Flugzeug: Das sind die USA. Präsident Trump will daher die Todesstrafe für Dealer. Das wird scheitern und katastrophal enden. Die Opioid-Krise in den USA trifft fast jede Region und jede soziale Schicht und führt zu 170 Todesfällen pro Tag – ungefähr die

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Chair Dreifuss in Globe and Mail: “Ottawa should decriminalize all drugs – it’s effective policy”

by Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commissioner and former President of Switzerland, and Richard Elliott, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Read original article in Globe and Mail. Last month, Canada secured the adoption of the first-ever resolution on addressing stigma against people who use drugs at the

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Commissioner Jamos-Horta in STAT: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and the people who use them”

Read original article in STAT. A new survey of Americans shows that many regard addiction as a behavioral failing, and most would not welcome those suffering from addiction into their neighborhoods, workplaces, or families. Such attitudes toward addiction, which mirror those in many other countries, perpetuate the abundant false narratives about drugs

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Commissioners Banda, Cattaui, Clark and Dreifuss in El Espectador: “Revelan impacto discriminatorio de políticas represivas de drogas en mujeres y sus familias”

Para Joyce Banda, ex presidenta de Malawi; Maria Cattaui, ex secretaria-General de la Cámara Internacional de Comercio; Helen Clark, ex primera ministra de Nueva Zelandia; y Ruth Dreifuss, ex presidenta de Suiza; miembros de la Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas in El Espectador. Se reconoce ampliamente ahora que cinco décadas

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Khalid Tinasti in The Hill: “International drug policy: Is the UN becoming irrelevant?”

Read Original Article in The Hill When the wave of adult marijuana legalization in some states started in 2013, the position of the federal authorities regarding the government’s international obligations to prohibit drugs was based on a flexible interpretation of the United Nations drug conventions, commonly known as the Brownfield doctrine. The legality

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Sir Richard Branson: “Time to end the pain and suffering”

by Global Commissioner, Sir Richard Branson, from Virgin blog. As a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, I’ve long advocated for fundamental reform to end the failed global war on drugs, a monstrosity of ill intentions, poor judgement and bad policy that has cost hundreds of thousands of

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Chair Dreifuss in The Hill: “Drugs should not be in the hands of organized crime”

Read original article in The Hill Drug overdoses are now one of the leading causes of death in the United States and are contributing to decline in life expectancy. The opioid epidemic has cost an estimated $1 trillion since 2001. And yet, to date, there has been no comprehensive response to

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